You might recognize a few of the names that recently opened up shop in Bedford’s Sunnyside Mall. Now in action is a second Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar, who earned a reputation for designer high-end cocktails (by the likes of Jenner Cormier) and desserts at the first location on Barrington Street (also home to Halifax’s notorious underground bar, Noble). New to HRM is Saraj Bakery, whose flagship location is in New Minas, you may recognize them from shopping at farm markets in the Annapolis Valley. Liquid Gold and All Things Olive have launched their second location in HRM at the Sunnyside Mall, topping off their overall number of locations in the maritimes to five. World Tea House is set to open in the mall on November 15th; this will be the second location for the speciality tea shop, with the first thriving on Argyle Street in the heart of the downtown core.
Last month I was contacted by the Sunnyside Mall, who were interested in sending me a gift basket featuring products from these new businesses. I accepted, and was soon delivered a wonderful collection of breads, oils, balsamic vinegars, beautiful loose leaf teas and a gift certificate for two desserts at the Middle Spoon. While I haven’t a chance to consume everything in the basket, I certainly appreciate the gifts; it’s fantastic to have even more shopping for foodies in the Sunnyside Mall.
Below are some of the products that were sent my way. The rosemary and fig bread was lovely and aromatic, that’s already gone. Of course I’ve been using the olive oil and balsamic, already being a huge Liquid Gold fan. The Leccino Alonso extra virgin olive oil is from Chile, it’s very fruity with low bitterness… perfect for dipping.
Edited: Jenner Cormier still designs the cocktails for the Middle Spoon and is currently doing staff training.